Sunday, January 17, 2016

Disqus Comments

Blogger will stop supporting IntenseDebate soon, so I had to switch to another system. I've installed Disqus, which is used by many other sites as well. To comment, create a free Disqus account (if you don't already have one) or you can sign in with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account. You can also comment anonymously. If you liked the old comments, I was able to migrate most them over so they're still there. I noticed a couple of posts didn't have comments (my second review of MLP G3 and the test post). They're still in the site's ID history, so I reposted them manually, but they won't say that they were posted when they originally were. I didn't care about the test post. I don't know why some didn't migrate. I don't know if I had a bad connection or what. Maybe they'll show up later? If you think comments are missing on any other posts, let me know, and I may or may not repost them, depending on if I feel like it or not.

Personally, I prefer IntenseDebate. It's buggy and hasn't been updated in years, but I prefer it's setup over Disqus'. But I can't keep using it. There's already signs of Blogger dropping support. Someone commented on my review of My Little Pony: Generation 3 and at one point it was showing up in the site history but not the actual post. It returned before the switch, but I had to do this soon.

Disqus isn't as buggy as IntenseDebate, and it's owners still update it. You can also comment on mobile without requesting the desktop site. And if you're worried about not being able to collapse threads, you actually can do that. There's a minus sign in the top right of every comment. Click on it and the replies will disappear. My only issue is that Disqus doesn't use pages and instead uses the load more button that all the sites are getting these days. (My guess is that IntenseDebate still had pages because it hasn't been updated in a while.) I prefer pages. Fortunately, that shouldn't be an issue ere because I've never had a comment section get past page 1.

The rules will remain mostly the same, though I added a rule against spam. I wouldn't have exactly been fond of spam before, but after a recent Nightly Discussion on Equestria Daily, I decided to make a rule against it because comments will get buried.

That's all I have to say. I hope the new system works for you.

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